High School Sports

Monday highlights

BASEBALL ELLET 6, HOWLAND 0: HOWLAND — The No. 2-seeded Tigers lost to No. 7 Ellet in a Division I sectional final, after allowing three runs in both the third and fourth innings. Starting pitcher Michael Massucci had four strikeouts and a walk in the loss, while Hayden Parker provided ...

County’s baseball progress is evident

There have been more than a few times when this space in the Tribune Chronicle was filled with a column that pointed out how Trumbull County baseball has been terrible in the postseason for decades. In fact, I was the one who pointed out how it has been 73 years since a Trumbull team won a ...

Regional berths on the line this week

Three softball defending district champions from Trumbull County — Lakeview, Champion and Bristol — are in position to defend their titles this week, and a number of solid baseball teams from the county will be looking to take that next step to the Sweet 16 when district tournament games ...

Mom got her started

ANDOVER — Christina Stanhope entered her daughter, Miranda, in a Kinsman-area 5K race when she was about 9 years old. Christina told Miranda, who was active at the time playing soccer, that a combination of walking and running would be fine with her. She wanted her daughter to have a good ...

Area pair rate high in III 400

Jarred Miller’s mind is willing, sometimes the body is a different story. The same probably could be said of most 400-meter runners. The so-called impervious barrier put up at the 300-meter mark of the race tests runners like no other. That one lap of pure sprint around the track is where ...

The Flashes’ beat goes on

CHAMPION — Champion softball coach Cheryl Weaver gathered her band together and told them it was time to rock ’n roll in the moments before a Division III sectional bracket final against Garfield at the Champion Athletic Club complex on Friday. The Golden Flashes found a tune early in ...

Becoming that guy again

NILES — Anyone who ever played Little League baseball probably remembers that one kid who could hit farther and throw harder than everyone else. His team was always the best, and he was the main reason why. Well, Marco DeFalco was that kid growing up, and now that DeFalco is starting to ...

Brookfield tops GV on walk-off HR

BROOKFIELD — Ella Simcox hit a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift No. 4-seeded Brookfield past the No. 5 Grand Valley Mustangs, 5-4, Friday in a Division III softball sectional bracket final. The Warriors will now face top-seeded Champion in a district ...

Friday highlights

TRACK AND FIELD Newton Falls’ Tori Blandine won girls overall MVP, capturing the 300 hurdles and took top three in the 100 hurdles and 100 and 200 dash at Friday’s Hubbard Hall of Fame Track and Field Invitational. Tigers’ Ben Simpson won the boys shot put and discus to be named field ...

Hubbard rolls on

HUBBARD — Addy Jarvis screamed “2-1-9” at her teammate’s phone after Hubbard’s 14-0 victory over Alliance. The Hubbard junior pitcher hit a deep fly off of Alliance pitcher Mackenzie Kohl toward the 220-foot mark in dead centerfield of the Eagles’ softball field during this ...

JFK’s Mendik blanks Badger

NILES — John F. Kennedy pitcher Drew Mendik struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits in a 10-0, complete game shutout victory over Badger, Thursday night in a Division IV sectional bracket final held at Eastwood Field. The No. 1-seeded Eagles will next face No. 5 Maplewood in a ...

Lakeview gets past Salem into district

CORTLAND — There are times you need to use some duct tape to hold something together, but the job calls for nuts and bolts. The Lakeview softball team found its version of duct tape in defeating visiting Salem, 4-1, in a Division II sectional bracket final Thursday. “It’s a ...

McDonald rallies to beat Wellsville

MCDONALD — Down 4-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, McDonald came from behind to knock off Wellsville, 8-5, in an emotional Division IV baseball sectional bracket final at Woodland Park on Thursday afternoon. “It wasn’t a pretty win on our part, but our kids have battled ...

Thursday highlights

BOYS TENNIS BOARDMAN — The four top singles seeds won Thursday in the Division II sectional and will play for district seeding on Saturday. No. 1 seed Greg Morgione of Ursuline took down West Branch’s Jordan Brown, 6-0, 6-0, while No. 2 Jake McDivitt (Lakeview) defeated Poland’s Nate ...

Starting off right

CHAMPION — Champion right-hander Andrew Russell knows exactly what he needs to do in order to be successful. He executed his plan to near perfection in a one-hit, five-inning shutout as the Golden Flashes toppled Cardinal, 14-0, in a Division III sectional bracket final in Champion on ...

Former state champ now at Maplewood

ANDOVER — Christen Clemson has called Penn State University home for the past 14 years. The English major worked tirelessly to earn her Ph.D., so she gets the distinction of using “Dr.” prior to her name. The 2002 Maplewood High School graduate, who was a two-time Division III girls ...

Tigers oust Girard

HOWLAND — The Howland softball team cruised in the first round of the Division II sectional with an 8-0 win over Girard at Howland Township Park on Wednesday afternoon. The win marked Howland coach Amanda Toth’s first tournament victory as a coach. “I am blessed to have this group to ...

Six local singles players advance in D-II tennis

Six local singles players advanced to the quarterfinals of the Northeast Ohio Division II Boardman/Struthers boys tennis sectional tournament, which resumes today at 3:30. Also, four doubles teams in today’s semifinals are local teams. Ursuline’s Greg Morgione, the No. 1 singles seed, ...

Wednesday’s highlights

BASEBALL LaBrae’s Malakai Roberts led a potent Viking offense in a 10-7 victory over Berkshire in a Division III sectional bracket final. Malakai had three hits, two RBIs and a run scored in the win. LaBrae plays Champion in the district semifinal at 2 p.m. on May 16 in ...

Breathing fire

NILES — When the baseball season is over, Niles pitcher Marco DeFalco said he wants to look back at it and remember how amazing of a year it was for the Red Dragons. He’s not worried about anything else that’s going on — even though DeFalco is at the center of everything else that’s ...